Penguins Rumors: Pittsburgh Could Trade 2023 First-Round Pick

The Kyle Dubas/Jason Spezza era has begun in Pittsburgh as the Penguins have a new sense of direction. While there's still an aging core to worry about, look for Pens management to make several changes to the roster when it comes to the complimentary pieces. This also means in net as Tristan Jarry is unlikely to return next season. 

Rumor has the Penguins are interested in moving their first-round pick, which sits at 14th overall. More specifically, there's been some rumblings about how Dubas would be open to moving their first rounder for a new goaltender.

Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets continues to be target #1. There's also been some chatter about John Gibson of the Anaheim Ducks, who is from the Pittsburgh area, but to this point it's believed Dubas is not as big of a fan of Gibson over Hellebuyck.

The Jets are looking for at least one high-end draft pick for their Vezina trophy winning goalie, along with NHL ready talent with very high ceilings. The Penguins pipeline is rather thin, so Dubas will need to get creative to pull this one off.

We've all seen how much Pittsburgh's new president traded at the draft tables while running the Toronto Maple Leafs, it appears he'll be doing much of the same in Nashville next week, this time as a Penguin.

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